Robert Dial Organ Service (2011)

Originally W. W. Kimball Co. (1922)

Location:

Westminster Presbyterian Church
5300 Delmar
St. Louis, MO 63112 US
Organ ID: 24072

Update This Entry

Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ is currently being renovated or restored.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 32 ranks. 4 divisions. 3 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Position: Movable console.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on November 27, 2011:

Updated through online information from Christopher Kiepper. -- In 1922, Kimball Pipe Organ Company was selected to build a new three manual instrument, which incorporated an antiphonal organ located over the ceiling of the Nave.
In 1963, Reuter Pipe Organ Company performed major repairs and restoration. The organ console was replaced, new pipe work was installed, and the windchests were rebuilt. The antiphonal organ was removed.
In 1976 Louis IX Associates relocated the Swell division from the tower to the main chamber. Major repairs were made, along with a tonal upgrading of the choir division.
In 2003, the Robert G. Dial Organ builders rebuilt the entire organ console (not the cabinet, but everything inside.) The new keyboards are from England. The organ received all new wiring and rectifier. The following new items were added: solid-state coupler/switching multiplex; multi-level combination action with adjustable crescendo; combination action control panel with digital read out; MIDI with sequence recorder; transposer switch with 6 half-steps sharp and 6 half-steps flat. Also were added were a new electric chime action (original still install in organ chamber but not playable), new swell shade motors and a new adjustable height bench.
In 10/2011 Kiepper Organ Company of Springfield, Missouri was selected to begin maintenance and repair to the instrument. The reservoirs of the organ are being re-leathered.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on September 25, 2006:

Rebuild of the church's 1922 Kimball/1963 Reuter/1977 Louis IX.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

The database contains no images for this instrument. If you have some, please share them using the update entry button on this page.

This instrument has been viewed 611 times.